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and the louisiana purchase which of course as you know is much more than the state of louisiana. it covered almost all of the territory from. so it protect us. it was settled by the compromise to read 1832 to 33 the nullification between the state of south carolina federal government was also sold by compromise. and finally, the late 1840's battling over the future of slavery formed in the mexican war was settled by the compromise of 1850. then you look at these examples precedent and tradition placed for notice the settlement to take place in 1861 but did not slavery in the 15 states where it existed. almost all americans in 1860, republicans included, believes where it existed. rather, the critical question was slavery in the national territories, and the territories geographically these territories were comprised in the rocky mountains and then west of the rocky mountains to california. it didn't include california because california, as you know, is already a state. it had to do with the future of slavery and the future of southern power in the nation. now they demand that what they saw to tak
'reilly to cuba to form a militia. he was appointed governor of louisiana and head of the army later on. he arrived in august, 1769, and took formal possession of louisiana for spain. think of new orleans and cuba, in particular havana, governors there were also in cuba so there was all this traveling from one city to another because later when i got my ph.d. from tulaine university and i went to the irish channel. it's interesting, the irish history connected with new orleans. so the o'reilly family has been in louisiana for centuries. in cuba, nobody remembers him but it was the street of calle oreilly, famous until the 50's for its banks and bookstores. it was one of the favorite streets of (inaudible) secretary of the spanish count of fernandino, my grandfather, another irish man feeling at home in havana. there, at the busy corner of calle street and oreilly was a cafe bakery owned by a catelan. it was described by many foreigners, in particular british and irish who lived in havana at the time, as one of the best order and most elegant cafes in the world. its large door led to a main
knows that her dad can't be there. >> reporter: on the louisiana coast where looks can be deceiving, the environmental costs are still being added up. so actually where our boats are, this was marsh this university of florida scientist is still tracking the impact of the erosion on the bay. he found the oil doubled the rate of erosion in the year and a half since the spill. this july, he also discovered something else. >> this is one of the few spots on this area that actually still has visible oil on it. >> reporter: this is the oil here? >> this is the oil here. >> reporter: this charter boat captain says only half of his customers have come back. he says today's agreement is a start, but not nearly enough. >> it just seems like it was just a mistake that was overlooked by greed. >> reporter: the fine, while historic, is almost a billion less than the money bp made in just a third quarter of this year. the message from the gulf coast tonight is that it is recovering, but still there are a lot of people here who have not been made whole. the settlement solved one issue but it is fa
policies in louisiana and texas. you waged a cold war on the mexican border. during the plains indian war, sheridan was the army's top indian fighter. eventually became commander-in-chief of the army. and surprisingly, phil sheridan saved yellowstone national park from exploitation. shared and grew up in ohio and graduated from west point in 1853. when the civil war began in 1861, sheridan was an obscure 30 year old infantry captain serving in the oregon territory. grant first recognized sheridan's leadership abilities in 1862 when sheridan was commanding a cavalry brigade that defeated a larger rebel force in mississippi, three months after shiloh. in chattanooga in november 1863, grant watched sheridan and his division stormed missionary ridge, and then pursue confederates for hours when no one else did. grant me than that sheridan was much like him, someone who'd act probably probably, they would fight always, and he would never quit. with hundreds of justice or to both sides of the civil war that description fit just a handful. grant broad sheridan east with him when president abraham
was the louisiana purchase. that isn't surprising. if you double the size of the country peacefully and almost no cost, this is an enormous achievement for any president. any president would want them on their resume. so is jefferson high impact president? if jefferson hadn't been there with the louisiana purchase have in any way? so if you look there what you see is jefferson sent an emissary to france to buy the louisiana territory from france except he didn't. he sent an emissary to by the city of new orleans from france. the louisiana territory as a whole wasn't mentioned by anyone in the united states as even a possibility so he lands in france and starts traveling towards paris and before he even arrives in paris, the american ambassador who is already there is napoleon's foreign minister and he says essentially how would you like to buy the entire territory? it's not surprising he said yes let's do this. they negotiate, complete the negotiation, they are -- i'm sorry, james monroe so who would become madison secretary of state and would then become madison's successor as president so we
50 to 100 millimeters of rain. eastern portion of louisiana being hammered with this significant amounts of real fall. also here across southern portions due to that tropical depression we've been tracking, now it's a remnant low. it's a very heavy rainmaker on the very loose grounds. 30 degrees sill looking here in the tropics. manila 33. here in the americas things r calm and dry. even toward central canada things are clearing out. also here in the pacific northwest a system will be moving in and that could add 30 centimeters. things will be tapering off and houston e, louisiana, 30s here. don't digits finally moving there. here in europe this system is going to be better. we're looking at very wet conditions into the next 24/48 too. the gusts are going to be very strong as well. here is the extended forecast. >>> our le sries this hour. israeli government has been pounded targets inside gaza. the flair up and fighting is raising concerns of a wider conduct similar to what happened in 2008. >>> riz ray lee forces have attack. hostilities started with an air triek. the military
beyond the louisiana purchase all the way to the border of california. now after this rather less than lengthy preface. why lincoln rejected all meaningful comprise which meant the territories. but there must be one thing more. i'm going talk about three different men tonight. one of you, one of them all of you know know his name abraham lincoln what he was and what he did. the other two not so well known. probably a number of you are familiar with henry clay. the great kentucky statesman. probably few know of william henry in 1860 was a senator from new york state and prior to lincoln's nomination for the presidency, was by far the most notable and well known republican in the country. finally, here i am. ready to start. >>> you can watch this and other programs online at booktv.org. from the jefferson library in char latesville -- relationship to slavery. he reports that -- ownership and labor of the slaifts but america's third president called silent professionals. and jeffrey jefferson's papers in the research. it's just over an hour. >>> our guest speaker this afternoon is henry w
immediately send sheraton to louisiana and texas to force capitulation. by the time timeshare ton reached new orleans the army surrounded. so instead sheraton devoted his attention doing a second mission given him by grant. to lead an army to the rio grand river and men nice the french troops in mexico under the emperor max mill began. he had he had supported the con fed -- they were streaming to mexico seeking refuge. the state department opposed any action that might lead to war with mexico. so sheraton conducted a clan clandestine cold war arguably the first in u.s. history. he conducted conspicuous troop maneuver near the river and secretly provided mexican surgeons with weapon from the federal areson. due to the effort and to advance in europe the napoleon the third withdraw the support. the regime collapse and the mexican insurgent that sheridan had supported took control of the country. sheraton was the military govern of texas and louisiana during the early faces of reinstruction. the army commanders in the south were caught between congress harsh reconstruction policy and president a
out is the louisiana purchase. there was a great opening of the west and a great opening of the empire for liberty but when we acquired that territory there was a great debate in congress. should we have slavery and congress became very close to banning it and then passed restrictions that so outraged the slaveholders who were already there, they threatened secession and they threatened to call call the napoleon back in. people said if you don't allow slavery our lands will depreciate in value 50% and as all of this was going on -- it was a fresh moment. congress still have the will to restrict slavery here. jefferson sent a message to his floor manager in the senate saying, slaves should be admitted to the territory. and then he went on to aid in the creation of the legal system and bureaucracy that manage slavery in the new territories to the point where the historian robert nepali referred to him as the father of slavery in louisiana. so it was a far cry, only 20 years later from a man who tried to stop slavery from getting into the west to the man who helps to extend its reach into
are overwhelmingly, the most important event of the jefferson administration was the louisiana purchase. not surprising. if you double the size of the country peacefully and at almost no cost it's an enormous achievement for any president. any president would want that on their resume. so is jefferson a high-impact president? that is what i want to know. if jefferson is not there just louisiana purchase happen anyway? what you see is jefferson sent an emissary to france to buy the louisiana territory from france except he sent an emissary to buy bye-bye the city of new orleans from france. the louisiana territory as a whole was not mentioned by anyone in the united states is even a possibility. the emissary travel across the atlantic and lands in france in search traveling towards paris and before he even arrives in paris, the american ambassador who was already there -- robert livingston's approach by talleyrand who is napoleon's foreign ministry and talleyrand comes to livingston says essentially how would you like to buy the entire territory of louisiana? livingston, he's not exactly
in louisiana blocking school choice and competition that would give the kids a better education? how typical. it's a court fight with national implications. free market choice in education, as well as every place else. that's up next. stay with us, please. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> fast food forward, a group looking for wage increases and union recognition demonstrated at several new york fast-food locations. [ chanting ] >>> the workers and supporters are demanding $15 an hour, up from the minimum wage they say many fast-food workers earn. there it is, you can see it. switching gears. different subject, why is the teachers' union trying to stop school ch
a bank in kazakhstan. the price? $100,000 big ones. >>> just ahead, how students in louisiana are making a difference in the wake of sandy. >>> plus, our own brian williams gets a firsthand look at the devastation in his old stomping ground on the jersey shore. you're watching "early today." >>> well, welcome back. we're continuing to watch the storm pulling into portions of oregon, especially portland this morning. looks like a lot of rain is heading your way. then the storm clears out in the afternoon and gets a little better. seattle, this slug of rain up interstate 5, actually, from the border of seattle southwards to the puget sound, olympia and olympics and down into areas outside of portland. as far as the forecast tomorrow, a little improvement, hit-and-miss showers, but part of that system will head up into montana. i mentioned the election-day forecast, lynn, and things are actually looking nice in the west and everywhere else, not seeing too many issues, thankfully. >> thankfully, indeed. thank you, bill. >>> well, hurricane sandy has left behind a trail of sadness for the liv
and my age is 93. and i'm a veteran. of world war ii. in 1945, i was stationed in new orleans, louisiana. at the new orleans army air base and i was an instructor and the peace in europe had already been written in the april of that year. so they said we can do anything we want to. i decided to write a symphony. during those 70 years when it sat on the shelf i'd look at it every once in a while and think why isn't this being played? >> my brother and i came upon the bound copy of the symphony. i talked to the senator from michigan where my dad lives, senator levin wrote a letter to the defense department and the next thing we knew we had a letter back from the army secretary saying we would like to perform this symphony. ♪ >> i was kind of worried what i would see and i was so grateful when i opened the score and saw that this was a total piece of music, very sellable. very -- acceptable, very melodic, neoromantic. that's a special meaning when you sit down and you play something and you know exactly what's behind it. ♪ >> so the first movement of my symphony is about the sadness of
, 100,000 big ones. shake your head at that. >>> just ahead, how students in louisiana are making a difference in the wake of sandy. >>> plus, our own brian williams gets a firsthand look at the devastation in his old stomping grounds, the "jersey shore." you're watching "early today." >>> well, welcome back to "early today" this november 1st. the cool air has invaded behind sandy. that's going to stick with the areas that don't have power. pretty quiet weather forecast across the country. there's really no big storms in sight today. even tomorrow looks relatively drank will. just a few showers rolling through the northern plains. let's fast forward to election day. we've been focusing on the swing states. thankfully it looks like the storm will be a coastal storm heading out to sea avoiding areas without the power. there's a weak wintery mix that could be coming down for minnesota, iowa, wisconsin. we'll be watching those in the days ahead, lynn. >>> bill, thanks so much. hurricane sandy has left behind a trail of sadness for the lives and property lost in its wake. nbc's brian w
in louisiana. oil firm to plead guilty to charges in death. b.p. agrees to pay out $4.5 billion in debt. and a day of reckoning arrives for b.p. on thursday. we'll read you the front page story from the "wall street journal" now. b.p. slapped with record fines. they agreed to accept criminal responsibility for the 2010 deep water horizon disaster that killed 11 workers and paid $4.5 billion in fines and restitution. the biggest fine ever levied by the u.s. justice department. but the oil producer still faces a costlier battle for the pollution unleashed when the drilling rig exploded in the gulf of mexico and caused the worst offshore oil spill in u.s. history. they will plead guilty to 11 felony counts of seaman's manslaughter, admitting its workers we are neglect when they omitted a key well safety test. the company will also plead guilty to one felony count of obstruction from congress stemming from the false information it gave about the rate that the oil was leaking from the well. comments already coming in from facebook this morning. about that spill and that penalty announcement.
of louisiana. 11 people were injured on board the platform that happened this morning when a blast of fire ripped through this rig. this is near louisiana not far from the spill of 2010. the company that owns the rig, black elk energy, says no oil has leaked from the platform. >>> still ahead, most wanted no more. how one of the bay area's notorious criminals was taken down while dining out. >>> and good afternoon. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. we're tracking the storm tonight. the first of two storms moving in right now. while you're dry in san jose, we do have rain picking up later on this evening. some of the heaviest activity moving into san francisco as we head throughout the next hour. a few areas of isolated flooding on highway 101. >> say it isn't so. the end of an era. what's next for thousands of workers and snack lovers as that iconic brand calls it quits. >>> this weekend just off the embarcadero in san francisco, the fight against hunger is being hit head on by design. >> a unique look of a contest benefiting bay area food banks. >> across from the ferry
de la costa de louisiana. se convirtiÓ segÚn la guardia costera en un incendio de la compaÑÍa black energia. >> nuestra prioridad es encontrar a los trabajadores perdidos e investigar las causas de la explosiÓn, afirmo el capitÁn, la plataforma ubicada a 25 millas en louisiana, tenÍa 22 trabajadores al momento del siniestro. >> es una situaciÓn terrible afirmÓ el presidente de la compaÑÍa, estamos atendiendo aquellos afectados por los hechos, la instalaciÓn construida 56 pies sobre el nivel del mar no estaba produciendo crudo cuando explotÓ, el servicio de guardacosta hasta ahora no hay riesgo de contaminaciÓn ambiental. >> pero no es la primera vez que la compaÑÍa tiene problemas, segÚn un reporte hubo un incendio en otra plataforma en febrero y en agosto una grÚa se rompiÓ y dos empleados cayeron 60 pies al mar. josÉ. >> muchÍsimas gracias. >> nos vamos a texas en donde la junta nacional de seguridad en el transporte investiga las causas del accidente en un tren arrollÓ y dejando a 4 veteranos muertos, ocurriÓ en la comunidad en donde los veteranos se dirigÍan
off the louisiana coast. manuel bojorques is tracking the investigation. what's next in the drive to legalize marijuana in colorado and washington state. as carpter evans explains, it's complicated. and the sound of music. john bentley visits the only school teaching afghan students about their musical heritage. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> brennan: good evening. i'm margaret brennan. there is no cease-fire as yet between israel and hamas militants in gaza, though diplomatic efforts are under way. here's the latest-- israel says it's launched nearly 200 airstrikes against more than 800 targets. gaza officials say today's strikes killed 12 people, including eight militants. all told, 42 palestinians and three israeli civilians have been killed in four days of fighting. allen pizzey is in tel aviv tonight. >> reporter: only hours after it was set up, this antimissile battery in tel aviv interpreted a long-range rocket aimed at the hate of israel's commercial capital. five such batteries, called iron dome, have been keploid and three more are being r
important event of the jefferson administration was the louisiana purchase. that's not surprising. if you double the size of the country peacefully, at almost no cost, this is an enormous achievement for a president. any president would want that on the resumÉ. is he a high impact president? if jefferson was not there, does the louisiana purchase happen anyway? jefferson sent an em baa stair to france to buy the tear -- territory from france. he sent him to buy the city of new orleans from france. the louisiana territory as a whole was not mentioned by anyone in the united states as even a possibility. that embasary arrives in paris, the master who was already there, robert livingston who was approached, and he says essentially, how would you guys like to buy the entire territory of louisiana. livingston, it's not surprising, he said, yes, let's do this. they negotiate. the embassy arrives, complete the negotiation. >> host: that's james monroe. >> guest: who would become madison's secretary of state, and then would become madison's success sore as president. we have in the room a bunch
louisiana said of bobby jindal, in louisiana, we have tried smart and we have tried honest, but never together. and in bobby jindal, i think they have both. >> a rhodes scholar. >> i think he is an intriguing and interesting figure. >the most fascinating figure in republican politics has to be jeb bush. he has predicted that texas will be a blue states by 2020 if republicans fail to address the immigration problem. >> i think all he needs is a name change. >> i have a suggestion, jeb of tracinda -- jeb ochocinco. that way he covers all of the pertinent of voters of the same time. >> he gave a very competitive speech. mr. chris christie, the last person to tell him he should join a gyn, but watching him get out of a limousine is like watching the russians get out of afghanistan. >> more ahead. >> and joe kelly was the best kind of a friend, a friend that would keep a secret from my friend that you could trust. >> feddis don phillips talking to abc news about his friend. the what ms. kelly decided not to keep secret is that mr. patraeus's mistress was sending her threatening e-mails. s
with the louisiana purchase, seizing a moment that might have slipped away. napoleon rethought this real estate deal and jefferson moved more quickly, got it done. i think he ratified in his political career, in his presidency, the promise of the declaration and the spirit of the declaration by turning the country in a republican direction aftered federalism of washington and adams. he believed that the revolution of 1800 was as significant as the revolution of 1776. and i think his essential understanding of the politics of the personal relationship he left as a model of socialability, of retail politics, that really has endured. chris: michael beschloss, do you think he's there, from your reading and writing, do you think jefferson is in the top four because of what he did, like the louisiana purchase, or because he wrote the basic document which people like lincoln went back and rediscovered as the reason we're here together, equality? >> if jefferson were just some virginia politician that became president, i don't think he would be anywhere near number four, because you can't look at jefferson,
, during the next two hours, with among others, louisiana republican governor bobby jindal on the storm after the storm, and we have former general electric ceo jack welch on the economic storm he sees brewing and congressman charlie rangel on the government's stormy response to sandy. and how it reverberates, first the latest for you on what is going on. forget the dollars, the sandy thing is turning dire, very dire. over 100 dead and the count expected to go higher as rescue workers reach the flooded homes and, mayor bloomberg predicting more bodies will be found and president obama holding a conference call with the governors of new york, new jersey and connecticut. and, that '70s show in the garden state all over again. new jersey governor chris christie ordering odd-even gas rationing, to help ease incredibly long lines at the pump and license plates ending in odd numbers fill up on odd days and even numbers on even days, the changes go into effect less than two hours from now in 12 new jersey counties. and, governor mitt romney wrapping up an event in battle ground state of new je
louisiana. they say they know a thing or two about storm damage in the wake of katrina and isaac. allowed and deadly -- a loud, deadly explosion rocked an indianapolis neighborhood over the weekend. investigators are trying to figure out how it happened. that is all ahead on "studio b" but first, the bombshell resignation of the c.i.a. director, general petraeus, blind sided members of congress. high ranking lawmakers are asking why they had no heads-up. the c.i.a. chief stepped down on friday after investigator say they found out about the affair with his biographer and a short timing a, fox confirmed the investigators found classified information on her computer but there wassing in to indicate general petraeus was the source, sources tell fox the f.b.i. uncovered the relationship while, looking into threating e-mails which general petraeus' mistress sent to this woman, we are told she a long-term family friend of general petraeus. the f.b.i. confronted general petraeus about affair some time in the last six weeks and, now, lawmakers of congressional intelligence committees will hold me
the court kennedy against louisiana and the question that came to him was whether a death penalty law that poses a death penalty on somebody who has raped but not ordered a child, so the death penalty for a non-murder offense is constitutional or whether that's cruel and unusual punishment. so the courts at this case and the court case amendment jurisprudence in similar cases such as the death penalty for people with retardation and they death penalty for people who committed murder as a juvenile. what the court believes is what is cruel and unusual and what is unusual? it looks at the different state statutes and decides what's unusual and then goes on to make a judgment. in the case of child rape without murder, just a handful of states have such a law on the books so justice kennedy wrote an opinion declaring this louisiana law unconstitutional and then of course in his opinion he said he now we have looked at the state laws and their only a handful of states that have this. the federal government doesn't have it and even though congress has revisited the federal criminal code, man
by hurricane sandy. the spirit of louisiana was a gift by louisiana residents to new york firefighters in the wake of 9/11. later it was returned to louisiana to help with hurricane katrina. one firefighter said they share a bond. it's all about protecting. another area that took the brunt of hurricane sandy is new york staten island. it flooded out communities and hundreds are still living in shelters with thousands more without electricity. seth doane met with some residents who are finding comfort in the little things. >> reporter: john shoveled his front walkway just like he does after every snowstorm except he's no longer living in his home. what did you lose here? >> everything on the first floor, living room, dining room. entire basement. >> all flooded? >> all flooded. >> reporter: he has no electricity, no hot water and even had to borrow his neighbor's shovel. >> a little break. a little normal. >> normal to do something like shoveling. >> right. yeah. it feels good. >> reporter: just before a blanket of snow covered up sandy's mess we found eric standing on what used to be h
were hospitalized. d.e rig is located off louisiana 80 miles from where deep's deepwater horizon exploded and collapsed in 2010, unleashing the worst accidental oil spill in history. how bad was today's accident? manuel bojorquez is in grand isle, louisiana, tonight. >> reporter: the explosion was set off when workers using a blowtorch cut through a pipe, igniting combustible gas. 26 workers were on the platform. plats from neighboring rigs moved in to get workers away from the fire. >> appreciate your help today. >> reporter: this platform was neither pumping nor producing oil. it was actually being brought back online. the heat was intense enough that it melted metal, even that crane up there. four of the workers had second cogree and third degree burns. d thubanski is with the coast guard. >> the primary concern is looking for the two people missing, coordinating with the oil spill response organization to contain the pollution and then obviously investigation of the cause of this incident. >> reporter: the oil platform sits in 56 feet of water. it's owned by houston-based bla
and louisiana state senator karen carter carpenter chair of the louisiana democratic party. thanks to everybody for being here. i want to start with you, representative meeks. i was making this point that isn't this what you guys do? don't you look at the federal budget, you make decisions. when i look at this fiscal cliff on the one hand i hear folks saying look, you got all the power this time on the democratic side. go ahead and go over this cliff. on the other hand, i look at the folks most likely to be fundamentally implemented by it, they're the most vulnerable. how do you manage that power relationship? >> i think that the president is doing it right. i think that you see the tone has changed by the speaker particularly. there's a difference this time than it was before. >> yeah. >> before when you had the tea parties who came in 2010 and they are the grover norquist no taxes and they were campaigning, so they were not move aginch. we knew we were going to have to move some and everything had to be on the table. i think that the speaker now understood is as he understood then. he tried t
as a slave state and louisiana in the state of the rocky mountains, it was settled by the missouri compromise. in 1832 and 1833, the controversy between the state of south carolina and the federal government was also done by compromise. finally, the late 1840s, the battle over the future of slavery in the territory won from mexico, known as the mexican succession following the mexican war was followed by the compromise of 1850. if you look at these four examples, settlement took place in 1861. the chief issue between the republicans in the south involved slaves. not slavery in the 15 states where it existed. almost all americans in 1860, republicans included, believed that the constitution protected slavery in the states where it existed. whether the critical question was slavery and the national territories and the territories owned by the nation that had not yet become states and regrettably, these territories were comprised of what we think is the great plains. west of the rocky mountains to california. it didn't include california because california was already a state. the question was c
. to the point where the historian -- referred to him as the father of slavery in louisiana. it was only twenty years later from the man who tried to stop slavery from getting to the west to the man who helps to extend the reach in to the new territory. i don't much like counter factual, i'm going end with one anyway because i think this one really could have happened. there was an history that was recorded in the 1940s by a woman who was trying to find information about sally hemmings. he went to find as many dissent ends of slaves as she could. she recorded a number of interview. in one of them a person said something that was striking. she said -- no he he say. mr. jefferson misused large sums of money that been given to him benefit of the newing grow it didn't make any sense at all when i first read it. i didn't know what he could be talking about. i thought it was something madeup by people who were angry at slavery and thed to get back at mr. jefferson. i found it was true. visiting philadelphia one time, i was wandering with my family through society hill, and we came to a house with pla
as louisiana. i have one more brief statement, if i could make it, if that would be acceptable. ms. landrieu: i would ask [inaudible] please. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. durbin: to what? the presiding officer: the senator has requested that a staff area be er be permitted t- mr. alexander: thank you, mr. president. i just didn't hear what was shade. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. durbin: mr. president, i want to say a word about the tragedy woi kur which occurred n benghazi, libya, where we lost our dedicated ambassador and three other american lives. it was an awful thing. it has been years, decades since we lost an ambassador in service to our country, and it is something that we are looking at with a great deal of sadness and sorrow that these individuals who dedicated their lives to america were killed in the course of duty. but this has gone from a tragedy in benghazi to a major political debate in america. part of it was explainable because it was in the closing days and weeks of a presidential campaign when many times issues that don't reach national prom
platform in louisiana. the south louisiana coast about as much as we know, these are reports, fox news confirming at least the coast guard said there was a fire on the platform. it is said to be in shallow water. not deep water to be compared to the bp oil spill last year. in 2010, rather. this is said to be a shallow water platform but there is a fire at the coast guard conference. meanwhile, david petraeus testifying on the attacks in benghazi. katherine harris joins us with a the very latest in washington. what did we learn this morning in this hearing? >> good morning. former cia director david petraeus classified before the house intelligence committee for the better part of two hours. an opening statement of about 20 minutes when he touched upon his affair with the biographer, which he very much regretted. but appear to be front and center in that hearing of these talking points prepared by the cia about the attack and what led to the attack and how those talking points in some ways were changed by the time they reached susan wright where she blamed a demonstration o on the video
. this was not a surprise. >> also in louisiana, mitt romney declared the winner. this is not a surprise. mitt romney 64%, president obama 36%. as we continue on here. north dakota, mitt romney also declared the winner with 59 percent and 41% right now for president obama. again this was an expected result. south dakota the same thing. mitt romney declared the winner there with 65% of the vote. again not a surprise. >> back here in california. governor brown is in sacramento to attend a prop 30 event where he will be monitoring the prop 30 and presidential election. amberly is at the state capital with what is happening there. >> we are at the sheraton where governor brown and prop 30 supporters will hold a watch party in less than two hours. right here is the spokesman for yes on prop 30, the proposition that would raise sales and income taxes for folks to help schools. and this is dan newman. in recent polls it shows the proposition lost some steam. how of course are you tonight? >> we are feeling pretty good. the governor has been traveling the state up and down north and south and east to west meeti
of the south and texas arkansas and northern portions of louisiana. this has cold air behind it. we are seeing areas of heavy rain thundershowers from illinois and missouri. once the showers and storms wrap up you will see snowfall. light snowfall as we head into portions of wisconsin iowa and portions of missouri. we have warm temperatures we are seeing the severe weather risk. it will be expiring in 30 minutes across portions of southwestern arkansas and northeastern texas. they have a risk to see tornadic storms. moving in any of those areas northwestern parts of louisiana some storms could include not just large hail and wind gusts 60 miles an hour at times. temperatures with this front it's a strong front. we are seeing a sharp contrast right now in the 60s. over in new orleans the kind of storm cold 27 in minneapolis, 34 in kansas city. storm will continue moving eastward and as we head into monday night and tuesday we will be seeing rain across the new york city area. >> warmed up quite a bit here on the east coast. now that will collide with the next system. >> doesn't seem like that w
is roughly a portioned equally amongst louisiana and the other states. have you significant additional amount of funds which will be devoted to restoration, barrier island creation and mississippi river diversion which you find in the louisiana master plan. >> the way in which this money has been apportioned is not the way we typically apportion money at the end of a case like this. we have tried to be sensitive to that which congress has expressed in the passage of the restore act. i spoke earlier today to senator landrieu and congressman bonner and senator nelson as well to tell them about what we have done with regard to the distribution of the moneys in connection with this settlement today. >> if we could have three answers to the same question because the attorney general and the associate wanted to -- you should focus on it is the largest criminal resolution ever and it's his tor rick that all of the money will go to the benefit of the gulf states. that is very unusual for a criminal resolution. it's a criminal fine and punitive. but nonetheless it's going to the different states, part
lieberman and the future of the g.o.p. with louisiana governor jindal and wisconsin governor caught walker this weekend on "fox news sunday." now, one of the areas that super storm sandy devastated and police in new york say they are concerned that looting could become a big problem. rick got to fly with cops who are taking measure to keep folks from becoming victims for a second time. he joins us live with the details from queens. how big of a problem is this? rick: it could be worse. if not for the aggressive tactics deployed by the police department. many houses had walls blown off and this house knocked off its foundation and the people cannot live in it but there is still stuff inside so someone could steal the stuff so the in ypd is very aggressive to assist in keeping places safe. one of the helicopters took off, light, fast, used for field over the storm ravaged areas and it illuminates the darkened neighborhoods where power is knocked out, and it reminds people on the ground they are watching. >> we are the eye in the sky. we are here to sneak around at night without the light on
. the platform is 20 miles from the louisiana coast. only 30 gallons of fuel spill under to the gulf. >>> now to memphis, tennessee. you're looking at the wreckage from a chain reaction crash that sent at least seven people to the hospital. a speeding driver crashed into one car, overcorrected and then crashed on into a police car. in all, six vehicles were involved, including a city bus. >>> in aurora, colorado, details have been finalized for dividing up the $5 million. families of the 12 people killed and 5 people who suffered permanent brain damage or paralysis will get $2$20220,000 each and $160,000 for six people. >>> florida congressman alan west will get his recount starting in a few hours, actually. state election officials agreed to recount early ballots only from the close house race. west is 200 votes behind challenger murphy. he believes those early ballots were counted twice. >>> david petraeus on the hot seat and he wasn't talking about his affair. instead, part of the back and forth on benghazi. the battle in congress with accusations aimed right at the white house. rs by maki
in the louisiana purchase which, of course, as you know was much more than a state of louisiana. it covered almost all the territory from the mississippi river to the rocky mountains save protected. it was subtle by the missouri compromise. in 1832 and 33 the nullification controversy between the state of south carolina and the federal government was also settled by compromise. and, finally, the late 1840s, the battle over the future of slavery in the territory one from mexico known as the mexican session, following the mexican war was settled by the compromise of 1850. and thus, you look at these four examples, president and tradition are in place for another such settlement to take place in 1860-61. the chief issue between republicans in the south involved slavery, but not slavery in the 15 states where it existed. almost all americans in 1860, republicans included, believe that the constitution protected slavery in the states where it existed. rather, the critical question was slavery and the national territories, and the territories owned by the nation that had not yet become states. geographi
the declaration of the independent the expansion of the united states through the louisiana purchase, he sent lieutenants i lewis and clark on their favorite expedition, it's that thomas jefferson that we meet in the new book, thomas jeff the art of power. and tonight i am so pleased to welcome its author, pulitzer price jon people uma they are. thank you for joining me. >> thank you governor ernie appreciate it. >> jennifer: i am so excited about this, in an era where we are looking at fantastic presidential figures, cesc especially with the movie lincoln unand all of that and a movie about f.d.r. coming out. >> it's a good moment for dez presidents. >> jennifer: it is. and i mean dude, this is a book. as we would say. so you have said that you think that there is some resemblance between president obama and thomas jefferson. why? >> i do. they tall, cool, cerebral writers and ambivalent and they are good at it. there is a kind of continuity there. and one of the things i want today do in doing this and you would a
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